The Weekend of Private Leftovers

The Weekend of Personal Leftovers

Welcome. The weekend after Thanksgiving is, for many people, time for leftovers, when the turkey and sides are summoned for his or her encore: as sandwich fixings, as stuffing croutons, as turkey pho. After all, Thanksgiving was doubtless a smaller affair this 12 months, so leftovers is perhaps in brief provide within the kitchen.

However even if you happen to’ve polished off the turkey, it’s nonetheless a great time to complete up your private leftovers. Simply pull in your “hangaround bangarounds,” as my good friend Alice calls them, the comfortable indoor garments that for a great variety of us have develop into our solely garments the previous a number of months, and get to work. End the e-book you’ve been that means to get again to however stored casting apart for a cable information repair. Wrap up the cardboard recreation, the Zoom convo, the jigsaw puzzle that’s been half-done for months (or simply put the puzzle away with out ending it; you would use the desk area).

I’ll be getting again to “All My Puny Sorrows,” a terrific novel by the Canadian author Miriam Toews about sisters rising up in a Mennonite household. Catching up on the crossword, lastly ending “The Final Dance,” the 10-part documentary collection about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls; I feel I’ve two episodes left. I’ll water the vegetation, parched since we turned the warmth on, get the humidifier out of storage to maintain them pleased till spring. Small issues, life’s leftovers.

If you end up with a while this weekend, I extremely suggest this profile of Adriene Mishler of “Yoga With Adriene” fame. (When we talked about our train routines throughout the pandemic, Mishler’s movies have been those talked about most often by At Residence readers.) What do her followers love about her? In accordance with Molly Younger, whose writing I all the time admire, it’s “a stage of empathy so forceful it nearly looks as if mind harm.”

Talking of superb writing, I learn after which instantly reread “Happiness Gained’t Save You,” a devastatingly stunning essay by Jennifer Senior in regards to the social psychologist Philip Brickman who performed foundational research on happiness however, for all his scholarship, couldn’t soothe his personal troubled psyche.

And Hurray for the Riff Raff’s mesmerizing efficiency at Lincoln Heart from 2014 is simply as emotionally affecting. Test it out.

What private leftovers are you tending to this weekend? What unfinished enterprise will you lastly wrap up? Write to us: athome@nytimes.com. We’re right here that can assist you lead a great, cultured life at residence, and we’re all the time on the lookout for strategies for the way to take action ourselves, so drop us a line! We’re At Residence and we’d love to listen to from you. Extra concepts for how you can move the time this weekend seem beneath. See you subsequent week.



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